Conversation is Good, Discussion is Great

If we ask a probing question that causes team members to seek answers, and we provide time to find/formulate answers, then it is logical that we take the time to gather all the potential answers and then have open discussion and conversations: to listen to what each other has to say. Make time for Discussion […]

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Team Problem Solving Communication & Consensus

Question Driven Problem Solving Team Problem Solving Communication starts with Asking Probing Questions. It is complete when the team members agree or consent to agree with the answer to the Probing Question. Agreement or consent to agree is the “go” or “no/go” signal in each step of the problem solving process. If a team moves ahead […]

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Find the Best Answer: Discuss and Analyze

  Good Questions Promote Good Answers Probing Questions access the knowledge, experience, insight and intuition of the team, Effective Problem Solvers gather a large quantity of information. Often the discussion process of sharing thoughts and ideas will lead to new insights. Now that the information has been gathered, the next task is to narrow the information […]

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Finding Answers to Probing Questions

It is the answer to a Probing Question that makes it so powerful. Why Provide time to Find the Answers Value Substance over Quickness Providing time to find potential answers to the Probing Question, allows each team member time to find and formulate his/her thoughts. This has immediate and positive benefits. The emphasis will be […]

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Driving Team Performance: The Figure “8” Imagery

Driving Team Performance is designed to make successful team performance a normal and regular occurrence. It is an understandable, visual, learnable, repeatable, teachable method that teams can employ time and time again and produce winning results. All teams must have a purpose for their existence. “Teamwork starts with a need.” The need might be a […]

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The Team Building Process

Team building is not a one-time event, but is a process cycle. It is important to understand that teams have wide variances; they are a human and fluid dynamic in constant change. Every team must go through a building process, and there are predictable steps in this process. Early team observers identified a pattern of […]

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